CHAPTER 10

Power to the Team

“Now The Team is doing Scrum, and it works well: our schedule is clear and dependable, our code has high quality, and our production is going up. How can we keep this up?”

—The Team

A couple of months before we were going to show the first TomTom GO device to the world, we were still working hard to finish the software. We weren’t doing Scrum yet in those days—we just did some sort of “Project Management by Common Sense.”

We created a biweekly meeting for the team leads of the several teams that were working on the project, to report about progress and align where necessary. But when the deadline came nearer, it became weekly meeting, then every few days.

One question that Pieter Geelen, one of the owners of the company, ...

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